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22/01/2014 at 22:23
So yesterday I got the all clear to BF. I'd wanted to but wasn't expecting it so I'm not prepared at all even though I've kept an eye on other BF threads. So my questions are:-
Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond.
22/01/2014 at 22:42
Just on here quickly but I wore Pjs after my section with no problem, I just bought a bigger size and they sat way above the scar. I stayed in them the day after the section too and then wore soft clothes on day 3 as I was going home that day. I wouldn't worry about a pump yet, they're easy enough to get hold of if you really need one.
Why won't you be able to feed straight after a c section under general? I've never heard that before, everyone I know who has had one under general has fed pretty much as soon as they've woke if they've wanted to.
And don't worry about size, boob size/baby size has no indication on milk supply. I have never changed size or leaked while pregnant and have fed my three boys successfully. It depends on your hospital whether you need to take formula, I know my local one will supply if you need it due to bf problems so you could always have it ready at home and have your dh bring it in if necessary.
22/01/2014 at 22:50
Just a quickie as I need to get to bed but I bought nighties from Primark that had buttons halfway down the front, these are great for BFing as they are long enough to cover your bum, no trousers to potentially irritate a scar (although I didn't have a c-section so don't know if they would anyway), and you just unbutton them to get a boob out.
22/01/2014 at 22:51
Oh and I'm not sure how much milk but remember newborns have very tiny stomachs, I was expressing for A in hospital and feeding him about 1-2ml at a time of colostrum, so a very tiny amount!!
22/01/2014 at 22:53
So pleased that you've had the all clear. I had some pjs and a nightdress that had poppers down the front that made bf easy. (If i find the nightdress, i'll pop it in with the rest of the baby clothes for you). Def see how you get on before buying a pump, otherwise it's a very expensive purchase should things not work out, or you decide not to express. Boots etc sell them, so you can pick one up very easily should you decide you need them. I don't think you'll be able to freeze milk as such in advance as your milk won't have come in. I'm not sure about the colostrum. Are there any bf support volunteers you could talk to? I found our local support network very useful when i had problems with S. X
22/01/2014 at 23:26
I bought 2 nursing nighties from mamas and papas, which were great for not irritating section scar.
Also I hand expressed 1ml colostrum at a time in hospital as had difficulty feeding to start with. My midwife had given me syringes and instructions to hand express from week 36 for me to freeze if I wanted to. Might be worth asking for some x
23/01/2014 at 00:23
First time around, I bought a proper nursing nightie for £5 from Mothercare. It had poppers down the front. 2nd time, I picked up another nightie from Matalan, and i'd already accumulated some PJ's with buttons down the front. I had small boobs pre-pregnancy (even smaller now, 2 babies later!!), and I never had any problems with supply.
23/01/2014 at 01:02
Hi iv not been here for ages
I'd a section under ga and. Bf as soon as I woke up so email me via fb group if needed xx c
23/01/2014 at 17:38
Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time for all the advice, so I've took so long to reply but I had the garage burgled last night so it's just been one of those days. I'm off to buy a button up nightie.
24/01/2014 at 21:30
Re the pump, you may be able to borrow one. I borrowed an electric one from our local bf support, the pink ladies.
25/01/2014 at 15:55
Yes i had button up nighties and huge high waist knickers!!
I had cs under ga first time round and breastfed in recovery an hour later.
If you want to take expressed milk into hospital you would need one before anyway? Get a cheapish manual one (I found the Avent one the best). You can always upgrade to an electric one later if you want to.
If your baby needs formula in hospital, they usually provide it. Ours definitely does in disposable bottles.
Your boobs will grow hun and your supply will soon catch up.
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